Written By Zahid H. Karani
China’s second largest oil field Shengli Oilfield is located in Dongying. The city is expected to steal the limelight of the Expo 2017 Astana on Sept 8. The powerhouse in East China’s Shandong province is due to stage a Dongying Day during the third day of the Shandong Week running from Sept 6-8. Dongying is rich in natural resources and has about 26.67 million hectares of unused land. It has the largest reserve land in eastern China, Dongying has great development potential.Chairwoman of the Dongying committee of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Li Huifen, told this scribe that the city is in high gear to observe Dongying Day during the expo. Themed “Future energy”, Dongying city officials and company representatives will participate in the event. A promotion fair will be held to highlight the city’s advantages and investment opportunities, she said.Chairwoman Li said it was chosen as its coastline stretches 413 kilometers, and the coastal intertidal zone spans 12 million hectares. Dongying is one of the key oil production bases in China. As Shengli Oilfield’s main production base, the city produces 85 percent of the entire field’s yield and reserves and 80 percent of the area’s petroleum, according to the chairwoman.Dongying has built several major industrial clusters in the fields of petroleum chemicals, salt chemicals and petroleum equipment, as well as rubber tires, auto parts and non-ferrous metals. The one-time crude oil processing capacity has reached 69 million tons, ranking first among other Chinese cities. The petroleum equipment industry is Dongying’s specialty and a shining example of “Made in Shandong” and “Made in China”. The current number of oil equipment enterprises with a revenue of above 20 million yuan ($2.95 million) each in the city reached 125, while the sector’s business income reached 64.28 billion yuan in 2016.Last year, the sector’s export volume reached 326.5 million yuan. The output of the petroleum equipment industry in the city accounted for a third of China’s total, making the city the largest manufacturing base in China’s petroleum equipment industry.Since the ONE Belt and ONE Road Initiative was proposed, Dongying has continuously optimized its advantageous industries and opening-up. In 2016, the total volume of Dongying’s imports and exports was 99.59 billion yuan, an increase of 24.7 percent year-on-year. The imports and exports volume with countries involved in the Belt & Road Initiative was 36.47 billion yuan in 2016, an increase of 12.1 percent year-on-year. Locally specialized products such as petroleum equipment, rubber tires, fine chemicals, textiles, auto parts and agricultural products made up the bulk of trade with countries involved in the B&R, providing new growth points for foreign trade development in Dongying.The city is located in northeastern Shandong province, in the delta where the Yellow River, China’s main river, joins the sea. The delta’s 8,243 square kilometers include Dongying, Hekou and Kenli districts as well as Guangrao and Lijin counties. The area’s permanent resident population totals 2.11 million. Located in the central part of the Yellow River Delta, Dongying’s eastern part is close to the Bohai Sea. Its northern part neighbors Beiji Tianjin and the Tangshan Economic Zone, while its southern part contains the Shandong Peninsula Blue Economic Zone. It is a key node city in the Bohai Economic Rim and the coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei.The city has the most complete, broadest and youngest wetland ecosystem in the Yellow River Delta National Nature Reserve in China and is known as “one of the most beautiful wetlands in China”, it covers 1,530 square kilometers.
Karachi (Cliff News)Dawlance set up an experience zone at Dolmen Mall Clifton to display their latest home appliances range. The pick of the bunch was definitely Pakistan’s first ever one touch convertible freezer, which was launched recently. The shoppers got a chance to test the freezer along with other appliances on display before booking their orders.
Karachi(Cliff News)‘The Entertainer’ has opened its door for Karachites at Bilawal Chowrangi, Clifton (opp to Bar B Q Tonight). The grand launch of its flagship store in Karachi was on the 19th of August 2017. It was a full day event offering amazing giveaways, games, competitions, face painting, magic show, eatables and many more.The Entertainer is the premier destination for toys in Pakistan as it caters to the demand for high quality toys and official merchandise in Pakistan by leading global toy brands, and provides customers a unique and exciting in-store experience. With over 30 years of retail experience, the SEFAM Group decided to bring UK’s favorite and largest toy retailer, The Entertainer, to Pakistan – identifying the need in the market for a proper toy shop. The Entertainer is the first-of-its-kind chain of standalone toy shops in Pakistan, and provides an experience consistent with global standards. The Entertainer was founded in 1981 in UK and has over 100 stores across the UK. With five existing stores (one in Islamabad, four in Lahore), The Entertainer aims to open up toy shops across Pakistan and establish a network of toy shops that offer the largest variety of toys and toy brands, quality, convenience and immaculate customer service by well-trained staff. The Entertainer aims to capture majority market share for toys across Pakistan with objectives such as maintaining the right kind of stock in its stores; training its staff with in-depth knowledge about product lines and keeping the staff motivated; continue to build on the customer experience via various in-store activities and events; and focus on providing an excellent and unparalleled online shopping experience.The grand launch event was attended by media personalities, celebrities and socialites. PR was handled by Keys Productions.
Karachi (Cliff News)Legend Singer Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Announces the Launch of Musical Film Next Year.He is Addressing Media on Saturday in Local Hotel at Karachi.Rahat said I want to create Musical Academy but others Qawal families and Goverment also play the role.I also want to avoid Commerical shows next year because the Ticket prices are high and general Public can’t come in these shows.Speaking on the Occasion Salman Ahmed said Last year in October “The Tribute Tour ” was a thought and a belief shared by the media in Lahore and today 8 months down it is a reality with “Sold Out” concerts by Ustad Rahat Fatah Ali Khan across cities of USA, Canada, Far East, New Zealand and Australia. The whole concept was based on Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan paying homage to Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on his 20thDeath Anniversary.48 years of life & 48 concerts worldwidewas conceptualised by Salman Ahmed of PME and the Producer of the maestro, who has developed a reputation of taking Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to greater heights which the maestro undoubtedly deserves with a family legacy of over 600 years of Qawali music.The Euphoria of Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan performing “Solo” continues across the globe even after 20 years. This is a rare feat today as artists and performers are unable to keep that special place in the heart of their viewers / listeners.In recent performances the maestro has won the hearts of millions across the globe. The combination of Qawali and hit bollywood music keeps the audience spellbound during the entire performance. As stated by Salman Ahmed, “Our Shows are no longer Shows, but a “Musical Feast” with unmatched quality of vocals and some of the most talented musicians ever heard in South East Asia.Unfortunately, in midst of all the challenges with current affairs the efforts of the maestro and his devoted team get unnoticed but the love for music is being widely spread by Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.The commitment and passion of Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for the music has been acknowledged by Oxford University which is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. A music room has been named after Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan which is a matter of pride and privilege for the whole nation.Adding to his recent phenomena, the maestro has performed as the headline performer of the Noble Peace Prize Concert in 2014 in Oslo, The United Nations General Assembly Hall in 2016. He has also become an Ambassador of the British Asian Trust and was personally honoured by His Royal Highness, Prince Charles for this.The maestro has a team of professionals on board who have made all this happen and not forgetting the biggest non film Song, “ZarooriTha” at a staggering 240,000,000 (240) Million official YouTube views, produced by Salman Ahmed from the album, “Back 2 Love” .After leaving his audience mesmerized by his vocals across the globe he would now be performing next in Rotterdam on Sept 1st , Copenhagen Sept 2nd and Oslo on Sept 3rd .The most anticipated part of the Tribute Tour is yet to come which is going to be across UK. The meet & greet begins on September 7th with the fans of Yorkshire and North of England at Mumtaz Leeds. The first concert is going to be held at Leicester on Sept 8th, followed by Leeds Sept 9th, repeat Leicester on September 14th, Birmingham September 15th and the finale of the tour being SSE Wembley Arena on September 16th.Duration of each concert will be between 3 to 4 hours and will have two segments, that is, first half consisting of western look showcasing the melodious vocals of the maestro and the second half will be in traditional Qawali style along with all his musicians and a true tribute to Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.Quote from Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, “I’m so delighted to see the response and love of all my fans and audience across all the cities I have performed in recently.It is a blessing of Allah and prayers of my mother, whom I always feel around me. Moreover, I’m sure that my father and my Usatd, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan are always looking over me whenever and wherever I perform. It is overwhelming that even after 20 years people want to hear more and more of my music. I want to thank my musicians and especially the endless efforts put in by the entire management team headed by Salman Ahmed. It is a blessing to be part of a team who takes care of all the matters on and off the stage for me. An important announcement for all my listeners is that, we are going to release a new album, “Just Qawwali” on the huge demand of all my fans, across the globe. In this album I have kept my focus on the Sufi & Spiritual aspects of Qawali which will take the Qawali lovers on a soulful musical journey.”
Boston (Cliff News)120 minds from 59 Countries gathered at Harvard Campuses in Boston, Massachusetts, USA to make this World a better place. Hasan Daudpota, CEO, Keys Productions was one of them, its no less than an honor for his, his company and the entire Country. Not only he shared his experiences, he is also working on a digital platform with global partners to erase stress from this planet. Hasan also sat down with other CEOs of Global Event Companies to raise the standards of Events in Pakistan. Soon he will be signing contracts with some International Event Companies to introducr their standards here. Few glimpses of his time in the beautiful city of Boston.
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Karachi(Cliff News)Shaheen Air International (SAI) has completed its pre-Hajj operations by transporting more than 49,000 pilgrims to Jeddah/Madinah via 217exclusive flights.The pre-Hajj operations began on July 24, 2017 in which the airline operated 64 flights from Karachi, 29 from Lahore, 30 from Islamabad, 30 from Peshawar, 30 from Faisalabad, 32 from Quetta and 2 from Multan.During this time span, all SAI flights achieved on time performance (OTP) and flew a mix of pilgrims flying under the Government Hajj scheme and on private hajj packages.Speaking on this auspicious occasion, the company’s Chief Marketing Officer, Zohaib Hassan remarked: “Shaheen Air is dedicatedly committed to providing remarkable facilities to its valued passengers all over the countryand it is indeed been a great service to fly pilgrims for the blessed endeavor of Hajj. As Pakistan’s second national carrier, we have put in our heart & soul to fly the largest number of pilgrims this year and will continue to explore more avenues in future to provide our customers with more comfortable travel opportunities.”Last year, Shaheen Air was awarded with a certificate of appreciation and award of excellence by the Directorate General of Hajj – Pakistan upon successful completion of its Hajj operations in the year 2015.
Karachi(Cliff News) Pakistan’s largest franchise school network, The Smart School through its Southern Region is going to honor more than 50 smart students from Sindh Region campuses for their high achievement in Matric Board Examination 2016-17. The Smart School will honor the High Achievers, their proud parents, and Network Associates (Business Partners) at a local hotel. The event will be attended by more than 200 individuals including students, parents, teachers, school owners and southern regional staff.Mr. Mian Ahmed Farhan (Project Director-The Smart School), Mr. Adil Ismail (GM-Southern Region) and Mrs. Tanveer Zehra Khan (GM Academics- Southern Region) will be awarding shields and cash prizes amongst the high achievers, of The Smart Students and school owners. The ceremony is going to include a musical performance by The Smart School students from various campuses.Established under the aegis of The City School, The Smart School is committed to provide an ideal learning environment through technology for all children, so that they are not left behind in rapidly-evolving world. We provide quality education from kindergarten right up till Matriculation, in efficient and well-organized schools.Established in Karachi in 1978, The City School today is one of the largest private school networks in Pakistan with branches all over the major cities across the country. It currently has 185 schools in 52 cities with over 126,000 students in 458 owned and franchised schools. While its Head Office is in Lahore, its Regional Offices support a network of branches throughout Pakistan and overseas.